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1,600 new COVID-19 cases reported in Utah, over 300 among school-aged children

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Salt Lake City, Utah – According to the Utah Department of Health, 1,619 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths are reported on Friday, October 22.

With 1,619 new COVID-19 cases reported, Utah’s case total has reached 538,895.

Of today’s new cases, 329 are school-aged children. UDOH is reporting 177 cases in children ages 5-10, 78 cases in children ages 11-13, and 74 cases in children ages 14-17.

A total of 3,656,641 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah.

This is an increase of 13,417 doses since yesterday.

In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 14.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.8 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 5.5 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Since February 1, 2021, people who are unvaccinated are at 8.7 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.5 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 3.8 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Lab reports from the Utah Department of Health show 3,638,686 people have been tested. This is an increase of 9,593.

UDOH reports a total of 6,566,075 total tests, an increase of 18,978 since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,397 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.9%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 10.4%.

There are 530 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 23,531.

There are 10 new virus-related deaths reported. Four of these deaths occurred before October 1.

 

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